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: the american civil liberties unions failed a lawsuit against the military of the u.s. >> the policy has the effect of closing whole career fields to servicewomen. and closing hundreds of thousands of positions to them. >> reporter: the plaintiffs include four women who have fought in the ground in afghanistan. zoe badel led a team of 46 servicewomen. >> they wore the same gear and they carried the same rifles and when the unit was attacked, my marines fought back. >> reporter: search and rescue pilots jennings hagard earned a purple heart after shrapnel left her with scars. >> the men that i served with didn't care if i was a woman, they cared if i could do the job. >> reporter: the >> reporter: -- a retired u.s. marine officer says that -- >> leon panetta tells us he's open to opening positions to women. >>> the dow lost 89 points, nasdaq dropped eight. senate majority leader harry reed said he was frustrated by the lack of progress in budget talks. the numbers are in and this cyber monday was the biggest online shopping day ever. an analysis of 500 businesses found sales were up 30%
there with scott. >> reporter: the president keeps the white house. republicans keep the u.s. house and democrat keep the senate. after two years of washington gridlock, the power structure remains as-is. >> after cheering crowds surrounded the white house and the larger crowds gathered in chicago, president obama smoke. >> we are an american family and we rise or fall together as one nation and as one people. >> the gop keeps the u.s. house, and easily, for the first time in years, there were so many competitive races in california, the votes being talllied late into the night tonight you but democrats couldn't make moves in the west, which will lead to the future of pelosi, the house democratic leader who didn't say if she would stick around. washington state senator murry led a celebration in dc for senate democrats who managed to hold their narrow majority thanks to blow -out wins by candidates in important battleground states. >> one we started almost two years ago now with this cycle, no one thought we would be able to keep the majority. we will do great and keep the majority and have grea
as well as community activists. the message stop the war in gaza and end u.s. support of israel. >> i'm here because i've seen this too many times before with israel the aggressor against the palestinian people. >> i think there's been a false demonstration that israel is retaliating. in fact, already there are far more palestinian casuals than there are israeli. >> reporter: proisrael groups staged a counter protest. >> i am here because i was in israel in 2009 when the rockets first hit. and then it was really, really horrible. >> the jewish community does not want to see this escalate into a full out war but israel has a right to defend its citizens. >> reporter: the san francisco police department had a lot of extra barricades on hand as well as nearly 20 officers on scene just in case. the protest lasted about 90 minutes during the evening rush hour and ended with no injuries and no arrests. in san francisco, cara liu, channel 2 news. >>> a veteran correspondent who is in the middle east says it feels like war. bombs sounded ke thunder in gaza city tonight. israel has launched a
is punishing seven u.s. navy seals for helping a redwood city video game developer. the seals pay will be docked for sharing information with the designers of medal of honor war fighter. chronic art says they used the seal to help make the game more realistic including fighting tactics and specialty weapons. the navy says the consulting work was not authorized. ktvu's david stevenson tells us why -- >> reporter: this week the city began preparing for being the first to pay for sex change surgeries. they already provide mental health surgeries and hormone therapy for those who qualify. >> one of the services that we did not have was sexual reassignment surgeries so what this does is add to the continuing care. >> it's more of a choice. it should be spent more on other more pressing health matters like homeless people's health. >> reporter: cecilia chung says it is not a choice. >> it's really helped me to find a way to improve my quality of life. >> reporter: chung points to the discrimination and violence faced every day by women and men. >> if you look around the country, more th
that the men stole the victim's cell phone and then took off on foot. >>> the u.s. postal service released a statement that they say beat a pile. the incident happen on sandy bridges court. residents in the area were warned that they were at risk for identity theft. >>> california posted stronger than expected job gains last month. as a result the jobless rate ticked a bit lower. the unenemployment rate jumped to 10.1%. >>> here in the bay area the unemployment rate remains less than average. solano county has the highest therm -- highest average personality of 10.1. >>> intended to lock construction of the high speed rail lines through the central valley. a group of farmers had filed a lawsuit to host construction. the rail authority did not conduct an environmental review. the state is expected to be herd next year. today's decision allows. >>> one of oakland's most wanted suspects is is under arrest. he was taken into cushionty woo just happened to be eating at that same registration rant and how that let to the arrest. >> place price this call this arrest a textbook revolution. offic
are devastated today. the death toll has climbed to 74 in the u.s. there are fears that number could go higher. president obama got an up close look today at the devastation. he toured the jersey shore with republican governor chris christie. reporter kraig boswell joins us live to talk about the long road ahead, and the problems that remain. >> reporter: julie, good evening to you. president obama, governor christy landed just to our north here. we're in north atlantic city along the boardwalk here. the northern part of the boardwalk that is no longer there. the president said help is on the way. they will not rest until everyone has rebuilt. words, optimistic words that people here really needed to hear so they can figure out what to do next. >> catastrophe, it's going to take a long time to recover from it. >> reporter: in some areas, people are able to begin cleaning up. crews are pumping water out of flooded dwellings, and residents are throwing out possessions ruined by the storm. >> i grew up around here, never saw anything like this before. >> reporter: a total of 6 million people are
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honest and hoping to fix it. >> reporter: toyota is voluntarily recalling 600,000 priuses in the u.s. the 2004 through 2009 models. the problem is a potentially defective steering wheel. of the same cars, 300,000 may also have a faulty water pump that may cause the prius to stall. they will automatically check all priuses which come in for any type of service, to see if they're affected by the recall. if so, the prius will be fixed. toyota has said it has not had any reports of injuries. >> if they have any concerns at all, they should go to the dealership and we'll do whatever we can to satisfy. >> reporter: this comes on the heels of another recent recall for power switches which could ignite. despite this, loyal toyota customers tell us, they're not worried. >> they take care of it. >> reporter: one way to find out if your prius is on the recall list is to go to your registration form, get the vin number, go to toyota's website for owners. there's a spot where you can enter this vin number, and it will let you know whether your prius is on that recall list. reporting live in fremo
the fire. >> reporter: the u.s.a. is monitoring efforts to end the bloodshed. an sifts say if there isn't a cease-fire in the next 48 hours, it is all but certain, the situation will escalate. >> israel credits its missile intercepter system, known as the iron dome with intercepting missiles. the israelis say the system has a 90% effective rate so far, including intercepting one missile last night over tel aviv. some israelis say it's because of the success of the iron dome that israel has not escalated the conflict, or ordered a ground invasion of gaza. >>> here at home, hostess executives and union representatives are set to meet tomorrow with a mediator. the last ditch effort to avoid liquidation came as the urging of a bankruptcy judge. employees remain cautious out on the picket line. >> we don't know what's going to happen tomorrow. we'll see what news we get from up above, if it's good, or if it's negative. >> the ceo of hostess indicated if mediation does not show progress within 24 hours, it is likely hostess will return to court monday and renew its effort to liquidate th [ la
that service. >>> a cease-fire between israel, and hamas. the u.s. role in bringing both sides together, and a devastating attack, just this morning. >> also, protesters storm a bay area wal-mart. the message they send, and which stores they plan to target next. >> first, the reminder that you can get >>> happening now, a line of people out a south bay store waiting for black friday. some of them have already been there for several days now. what's interesting is that at a lot of other stores where you might expect to find lines, there aren't any. ktvu's matt keller in san jose now to explain what's going on. >> reporter: frank, black friday deals actually start on friday here at best buy. 12:00a.m., to be exact. these people have been in line for several days, waiting for the best deal. the products may be different. >> xbox 360 hopefully. >> i want a new tv and a game system. >> reporter: be one of the first inside when best buy opens friday at midnight. >> save half a grand, maybe a grand. >> reporter: this group arrived last friday to be the first in line. >> why not a week? >> repo
the job will need to overcome low moral. >>> the u.s. congress returned from its holiday recess and began to try to work for a deal to try to avoid the fiscal cliff. if there's no action by the new year some existing tax cuts will be filed. but finding consensus between republicans and democrats will not be easy. >> as president eisenhower said there will have to be compromises. and seeking compromises is the only way forward. >> some gop lawmakers now say they'll have to put the pledge aside for the good of the country. >>> on wall street the markets remained fixed. the dow dropped 42 points, the nasdaq gained nine. >> tonight at 10:30, the jitters the fiscal cliff is causing on wall street and how some investors are deciding to take action now and not wait. >>> the bay area's storm door is about to swing wide open. the first in the series of wet weather is due to arrive tomorrow morning. we start in the weather center with chief meteorologist bill martin. bill. >> julie, a series of storms set to affect the bay area not that atypical for this time of year. but it is going to be a wet w
. it's a matter of days before we find out. i'm heather holmes. >>> u.s. stock market seemed to rise and fall among the comments on the fiscal cliff. there was optimism that a deal could be reached before christmas. the dow is up 106, the nasdaq up 23. >>> sales of single family homes are dow slightly. a .3% decline was reported today showing a slow recovery for the housing market. economists expect home construction to add to economic growth this year. >>> the megabus service is coming back. the expanded service area includes los angeles, sacramento and reno. and it begins december 12th. fares start as low at $1 for advanced bookings. the price goes up as your travel date gets closer. megabus.com previously served the west coast back in 2007 and 2008. >>> a 15-year-old faces a judge on charges of attempted murder of a police >>> back now to our storm watch coverage. and you are tracking some significant rainfall. >> it's going to add up and be cumulative through the next few days. take a look at a map of northern california. as we get to sunday we're talking over ten inches of rain.
only works in the u.s. the pyramid in the playground are one of only two in the world. >>> and how travis air force base is now stepping in to help [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents fabulous but...when i add chicken, barbecue sauce... and cheese...and roll it up woo-wee! i've made a barbecue chicken crescent chow down. pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. >>> more relief is on the way to the east coast tonight as crew in the bay area make their way to the storm ravaged communities. the major effort that goes into mobilizing for the disaster. >> reporter: airmen at travis air force bay are part of the support team mobilizing to send supplies to those devastated by hurricane sandy. this morning dozens of airmen loaded the c5 on its way to southern california. there they will be part of a big effort to load planes with generators to help those without power. >> we have active d
to testify on thursday on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> governor petraeus will have an insight on this and he has the right to share it with americans. >> reporter: many are wondering why the respected general briefed lawmakers about the attack early on saying it was a spontaneous uprising about an islam film. listen to this portion of a speech by broadwell. >> the cia had actually had taken a couple of libyan malitia members prisoner and they think the attack was to get these prisoners back. >> reporter: any suggestions is still in the detention business is uninformed and baseless. there are four hearings on benghazi this week. the acting fbi director will testify on thursday in place of petraeus. >>> an online petition that calls for the state of texas to succeed from the nation has gotten so many signature that is the white house may have to respond to the petition. so far more than 34,000 people have signed it. in the past the obama administration has said it would respond to any petition against 25,000 signatures or more. so far no comment from the white house. >>> mitt ro
says approximately half of all u.s. pregnancies are unplanned something that costs an estimated of $11 million a year. easier access would help curb that problem. >>> plans to put fluoride in santa clara is moving forward. putting fluoride in the water would cost more than $4 million but sporters say it would help avoid tooth decay. >>> a report from city managers says plastic bag litter was cut in half this year compared to last. the report following this year's clean up of hot spots at 32 creek location. san jose's bring you bag ordnance was implementedded at the beginning of the year. >>> the city considered the healthiest for women. >> they're in the ocean and in the rest of nation; we investigate viruses that are now evolving to infect humans. >> and our chief meteorologist bill martin is tracking rain right now. you see >>> our special report tonight, new evolving viruses that are becoming more dangerous than ever. tonight john fowler shows us how local researchers are in a race against time to discover the mutations and protect the human race. >> reporter: it came from the sea a
turkeys into a yearlong gift. >> want your holiday package fast? really fast. the u.s. postal service hopes to deliver with a new service. the program's limitations and when you can start using it. >>> folks are going to find ways to get things >>> special delivery for the white house today. the first family's christmas tree arrived today by a horse drawn carriage. the first lady michelle obama, sasha, malia and bo were there to meet the tree. >>> letter carriers are delivering more and more packages about 10% more every year. the postoffice needs new revenue. postal officials told me today starting in three yet unannounced san francisco neighborhoods, people may get online purchases delivered in as little as two hours. >> we're very much into instant gratification, it's nice that the postoffice is doing that. >> reporter: amazon says it does same day delivery in some items. wal-mart just started doing it with their own employees delivering. this first in the nation pilot program just in time for christmas is limited to just 10 still unnamed retailers. this order by phone or internet
in california. the u.s. supreme court could announce as early as tomorrow afternoon whether it will review the challenge to proposition eight. that same prop says banned same- sex marriage. but if the justices decide not to hear the case then a lower court ruling that found that ban unconstitutional would stand. san francisco city hall is preparing for a rush of same- sex couples and there are also plans under way for a large celebration in the castro district on monday night. >> today house speaker john boehner rejected president obama's proposal to avoid the fiscal cliff. boehner said no progress was made. boehner accused democrats of not being serious of real spending cuts. but democrats say republicans are causing the hold up. the proposal consisted of $1.6 trillion in higher taxes, they also wanted 50 billion for infrastructure. the president in return approved spending cuts this year and legislation for saving up to $400 million for programs like medicare over a decade. >>> former rivals president obama and governor romney spoke in private. and what they said remains in private. the
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